It was my lovely husband’s birthday yesterday, April 16th! For his 50th birthday last year, we were in lockdown and he got a Zoom party. So this year, I was determined to celebrate his 50+1 birthday, but after a recent Covid19 outbreak, we had to postpone the celebrations again. Bummed!!
However, even though we haven’t been able to do what we wanted, we still celebrated and took a day out to love him and give him a special day. We went on a boat trip into Phang Nga Bay, and let me tell you, it’s so beautiful out there! Equally, with so few tourists around, it’s even more spectacular. No question, life returns when human’s aren’t tramping all over it.
Of course we had to visit James Bond Island. When you’re the only lady in the family, choices like that must be accepted, but it was brilliant. I don’t mind at all. At some of the snorkeling stops, we all got a great workout, as the currents were monster strength. Thankfully my boys are strong swimmers.
Taking a day out of normal life was a reminder for me too. As someone who is feverishly reading all the time and constantly interacting in the social world, I appreciate that taking a break is a necessary thing to do – for my state of mind. But it’s also a reminder to celebrate life’s moments. If this pandemic has taught us anything, surely it’s to embrace the moments and live life with joy every chance we get. Why not?
A tip for future travels. When the world opens up again and you visit Phuket, book a private boat trip through 5 Star Marine. Shaun and Lisa Stenning, who own this company, have been out in the community for more than a year, feeding those in need. They’ve done this out of their own pocket until recently, and are heroes in our community! If you forget the name of the company, just drop me a line and I’ll connect you. They deserve so much gratitude for what they’ve done and we are customers for life!!
So thank you 5 Star Marine for an incredible day and happy birthday Steve. You are such an awesome, generous and beautiful man. I am lucky to call you my husband and our boys are lucky to have a #Manbassador to help them grow into beautiful men. You’re the best of the best.
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Content to read
And here’s the content I’ve been reading this last week. Scan the headlines, read the ones that jump out at you, read or watch them all. Knowledge is power, and global knowledge is even more powerful.
“How do we change people’s mindsets? How do we make them more innovative?” – check out this post by Natalie Turner. She is an incredible talent and I think this event will be brilliant.
Saving the World I was chuffed to speak on Rael Bricker and Lindsay Adam’s on The Business Excellence Podcast, which went live this week. I don’t normally have the opportunity to talk about the world’s issues as the core focus, so if you wonder what I think about the state of our planet, this should give you an insight 😊.
Climate Crisis / 6th Mass Extinction
NFTs Are Shaking Up The World. They May Be Warming The Planet, Too tks Andor Hampala
‘Gunda’ Film About Pig Sentience Is Moving the World to Tears tks Karen Leong
Republicans Have Found Their Cruel New Culture War tks Denise Chai
Business and Technology
The Social CEO – a review, tks Damian Corbet
Social issues (#BlackLivesMatter) and humanity
Killings, Violence, And Detention: Myanmar Is No Place For Children tks Nicola Upham
Passion, humour, history
Scientists Translated Spiderwebs Into Music, And It’s Beyond Stunning tks Frank Roberts
Ludicrous Travel Reviews From People with Unreasonable Expectations tks Natasha David
Let me know if anything jumped out at you?
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